in one of the fastest-growing sectors of the economy! Civil Engineering Technology starts in Fall 2020 at CNC.
In northern BC there is high demand from industry for Civil Engineering Technologists! Start your career in one of the fastest growing sectors of the tech industry in the first engineering technologist program in B.C. to offered north of Kamloops. Civil Engineering Technologists are an essential member of the engineering team who enjoy a diverse role, splitting their time between office and field work in urban, rural, and remote settings.
In the 2-year Civil Engineering Technology diploma program, students will learn relevant theoretical and practical knowledge to support their work within the broad field of Civil Engineering. Courses will be delivered with components of face-to-face classroom instruction, computer-aided design and modelling, field surveying, and experimental laboratory testing. Students will develop an understanding of the engineering principles used to perform structural, hydraulic, municipal, transportation, and construction materials design. Effective technical communication and project management skills will be emphasized throughout the program. Students can expect to spend an average of 31 hours per week in class and labs, with additional time spent studying, completing assignments, and doing research. CNC’s Civil Engineering Technology program explores the effects of northern, rural, and remote environments on Civil Engineering projects, with consideration of Indigenous perspectives.
Civil Engineering Technology graduates will be qualified for careers in government departments, consulting firms and construction companies in positions such as designers, estimators, testers, surveyors, inspectors, supervisors, technical writers, and project managers. In northern BC, there is high demand from industry for Civil Engineering Technologists. Additionally, graduates may continue their education and complete a bridging program that leads to a university degree in engineering.
The breadth of technical knowledge is similar, but technicians have less depth of knowledge. Technologists
Engineers have two additional years of school to develop a more complete understanding of technical subjects. Engineers need more advanced math skills.
Technologists work more in an applied role.
Engineers rely on theory to design.
Technologists should work ethically and attempt to
make informed design decisions.
The ultimate responsibility of the project is the realm of
Technologists are supervised by engineers and management
Engineers work with minimal technical guidance, though
they will receive business guidance from management.
Median = $76,000
Median = $88,000
Technologists and engineers work together as a team.
4 to 5 years
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